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Single Idea 11955

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 1. Structure of an Object]

Full Idea

There are no 'structural properties', if by that we mean a property that has properties as parts.

Gist of Idea

There are no 'structural properties', as properties with parts


George Molnar (Powers [1998], 9.1.2)

Book Reference

Molnar,George: 'Powers: a study in metaphysics', ed/tr. Mumford,Stephen [OUP 2003], p.147

A Reaction

There do seem to be properties that result from arranging more basic properties in one way rather than another (e.g. arranging the metal in a knife to be 'sharp'). But I think Molnar is right that they are not part of basic ontology.